The Maya pendant
About the design:The “Tzolk’in” is the 260-day calendar used by the Maya civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Tzolk’in combines a cycle of twenty named days with a cycle of thirteen numbers (the trecena), to produce 260 unique days (20 × 13 = 260). This unique sundial has symbols for all 20 of the days. Inside of the pendant is inscribed a Maya saying, “inlakesh alakin” or “I am another you, you are another me.” Truly a unique, one of a kind sundial. Shipped with a 31-inch black silk cord and complete instructions.
On sunny days, suspend the dial by its black satin cord and aim the hole toward the sun. A ray of sunlight will shine through to illuminate a number on the inside of the dial, showing the time of day.
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